Community Service Recognition: Michael Duran

In January, SAVMA celebrated volunteerism at the 2020 SAVMA Awards, a volunteer recognition event for all of Southern Arizona. Organizations were invited to nominate individuals for a Community Service Recognition in honor of their exceptional giving and spirit of service. Throughout the month of April, we will be highlighting these individuals and their nomination as part of VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH!

Michael Duran: Community Leader

Michael Duran has committed his professional life to improving the lives of others, especially by expanding health care and educational opportunities by reaching out to underserved populations.

As a community volunteer and leader, Michael dedicates his time to making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Michael has served on numerous non-profit boards in our community. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board of BBVA Compass Bank, Rialto Theatre Foundation and the Center for Neurosciences Foundation and is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of Tucson Values Teachers. He has been active with the Southern Arizona Leadership Council serving on committees that focus on education.

Michael has served as an adjunct faculty member of Pima Community College’s Community Campus, teaching business law, and a past lecturer of management and policy at the UA Eller College of Business and Public Administration.

Michael J. Duran recently retired as Vice President and Chief Development Officer for TMC HealthCare and the TMC Foundation. In that role, Michael played a key role in leading the philanthropic objectives of the TMC Foundation and serving on the hospital system executive team. Not the least of which was interacting with all of the Lohse ladies!”


Michael says, “Volunteering is like icing on your favorite cake, puts a smile on your face and brings out the best in you!”

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